Is F2-isoprostane a biological marker for the early onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus?

Ismail, I.S. and Kaviarasan, S. and Muniandy, S. and Qvist, R. and Chinna, K. (2010) Is F2-isoprostane a biological marker for the early onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus? International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries, 30 (3). pp. 167-170. ISSN 0973-3930,

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This clinical study was undertaken to investigate whether F2-isoprostane, a prostaglandin F2-like compound derived from the non-enzymatic peroxidation of arachidonic acid, could serve as a novel biomarker for early detection of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) or its complications. Twenty-five individuals who had impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or T2DM were compared with controls. Anthropometry, plasma glucose, hemoglobin A1c, lipid profile and F2-isoprostane levels were measured in these subjects. Clinical characteristics of subjects with IGT showed significant alteration when compared to subjects with T2DM but not with that of controls having normal glucose tolerance. In the case of isoprostane levels, there existed a significant difference between groups but there is no clear correlation with the clinical characteristics of the subjects. Isoprostane may not serve as a marker for early detection of diabetes. However, its value may predict the oxidative status of the subjects and hence the development of the complications associated with diabetes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya --- doi: 10.4103/0973-3930.66514
Uncontrolled Keywords: Impaired glucose tolerance; isoprostanes; normal glucose tolerance; type 2 diabetes mellitus
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Izzan Ramizah Idris
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2014 02:11
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2014 02:11

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